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Mike Mularky resigning (1 Viewer)

jeter23

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Mort just reported on the Hot List that Mike Mularky is in a meetin with management and he has already resigned. Levy and Wilson are trying to talk him into changing his mind and staying, but he wants out due to family issues.

 
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Mort just reported on the Hot List that Mike Mularky is in a meetin with management and he has already resigned. Levy and Wilson are trying to talk him into changing his mind and staying, but he wants out due to family issues.
I would imagine its more to do with his entire coaching staff being fired.
 
They should give Jerry Gray a shot IMHO. Guy has been a master defensively [this year aside, they had injuries and critical free agent losses].

 
Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.Stupid franchise.

 
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Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.

Stupid franchise.
FWIW, he did say they were trying to keep him and talk him into changing his mind. That could certainly be spin on the situation though.
 
Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.

Stupid franchise.
Frankly, I respect Levy [if Mularkey was in fact pushed out] for not playing it safe and giving himself a mulligan year by riding with Mularkey in 2006. If he really felt Mularkey wasn't the right fit, kudos on making the aggressive move.
 
Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.

Stupid franchise.
FWIW, he did say they were trying to keep him and talk him into changing his mind. That could certainly be spin on the situation though.
yeah, could be just like Van Gundy - Pat Riley in Miami.
 
Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.

Stupid franchise.
there were legitimate reasons for the team to struggle this year, but Mularkey's coaching decisions and playcalling often made things worse than they should have been. This was probably the most disappointing year for the franchise in the past 20 years or so...head coaches don't normally escape those situations unscathed.The Bills ranked 29th in the league on offense and 29th in the league on defense. The only bright spot was the special teams. The GM who hired Mularkey was let go, the offensive coordinator who Mularkey took over playcalling from early in the year is gone, and the defensive coordinator is also unlikely to return. The ONLY reason(s) for bringing Mularkey back are that he went 9-7 in his first year (against a weak schedule) and that he has 3 years left on his contract.

I really don't see the point in bringing him back. This was supposed to be a ball control offense that relied on a power running game to take pressure off their young QB, but instead Mularkey tried to run gimmick play after gimmick play. The team had a chance to make the playoffs last year but imploded AT HOME against a Steelers team that was resting most of their starters. Mularkey followed up that disaster with a 5-11 season. Even if you bring him back, he's clearly going to be a lame duck coach on his last legs who the players will tune out as soon as things get rough. With all the other turnover going on with the team right now, might as well bring in a new head coach and start from scratch, IMO.

This is good news as far as myself and most other Bills fans are concerned.

 
I think getting rid of Mularkey is a good thing for the team, but I don't think I could hate the way this has gone down any more than I do.Just a week ago, the owner gave him a vote of confidence, and brought him back despite popular opinion. Then they went out and hired an 80 year old GM.Now the coach resigns, after firing various staff members.Now you've got your 80 year old GM out looking for a coach when much of the NFL world has to think this team is the laughingstock of the NFL... More than a little depressing.

 
I think getting rid of Mularkey is a good thing for the team, but I don't think I could hate the way this has gone down any more than I do.

Just a week ago, the owner gave him a vote of confidence, and brought him back despite popular opinion. Then they went out and hired an 80 year old GM.

Now the coach resigns, after firing various staff members.

Now you've got your 80 year old GM out looking for a coach when much of the NFL world has to think this team is the laughingstock of the NFL...

More than a little depressing.
pretty strange turn of events...but, I wouldn't be surprised if Mularkey realized he was going to be one and done and figured it was better to get out now without further damaging his value/reputation. his entire staff was gutted, the entire team is a mess, and the fans have already turned on him. tough to imagine many coaches finding a way to turn things around, much less a guy in just his 3rd year who has shown no real abilty to handle adversity.I'm not crazy about a lot of the replacement options out there, but at least this way Levy can bring in his own guy and they can put the bitter taste of last year completely behind them and move on.

 
They asked permission to talk to **** Vermiel, but decided he was too young and inexperienced. :unsure:

 
If this is true, it will be very interesting to see how the league fills the seven :eek: remaining HC positions....

 
Frankly, I respect Levy [if Mularkey was in fact pushed out] for not playing it safe and giving himself a mulligan year by riding with Mularkey in 2006. If he really felt Mularkey wasn't the right fit, kudos on making the aggressive move.
Frankly, Levy doesn't *have* any mulligan years. He has already surpassed the average American male's life expectancy.
 
Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.

Stupid franchise.
there were legitimate reasons for the team to struggle this year, but Mularkey's coaching decisions and playcalling often made things worse than they should have been. This was probably the most disappointing year for the franchise in the past 20 years or so...head coaches don't normally escape those situations unscathed.The Bills ranked 29th in the league on offense and 29th in the league on defense. The only bright spot was the special teams. The GM who hired Mularkey was let go, the offensive coordinator who Mularkey took over playcalling from early in the year is gone, and the defensive coordinator is also unlikely to return. The ONLY reason(s) for bringing Mularkey back are that he went 9-7 in his first year (against a weak schedule) and that he has 3 years left on his contract.

I really don't see the point in bringing him back. This was supposed to be a ball control offense that relied on a power running game to take pressure off their young QB, but instead Mularkey tried to run gimmick play after gimmick play. The team had a chance to make the playoffs last year but imploded AT HOME against a Steelers team that was resting most of their starters. Mularkey followed up that disaster with a 5-11 season. Even if you bring him back, he's clearly going to be a lame duck coach on his last legs who the players will tune out as soon as things get rough. With all the other turnover going on with the team right now, might as well bring in a new head coach and start from scratch, IMO.

This is good news as far as myself and most other Bills fans are concerned.
Not when you get Jim Haslett to replace him :lmao: :saintsfan: :bag:

 
With Marv there it is only a matter of time until Jim Kelly comes back to coach; I think he will come back not as the head coach but maybe as the QB coach.

 
With Marv there it is only a matter of time until Jim Kelly comes back to coach; I think he will come back not as the head coach but maybe as the QB coach.
Kelly is too young. Jack Kemp is a better fit at age 72.
 
With Marv there it is only a matter of time until Jim Kelly comes back to coach;  I think he will come back not as the head coach but maybe as the QB coach.
Kelly is too young. Jack Kemp is a better fit at age 72.
What's Ted Marchibroda up to these days?
 
Yikes - I hope for my friends in Bills country that they don't hire Haslett. It's something that gets mentioned up there occasionally.

 
Mularkey did the Bills a favor. I didn't like him as a coordinator and he did nothing to prove me wrong in his stint as head coach. I think he'd be more successful at the college level.

 
Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.

Stupid franchise.
I don't agree with Capella all that often but I agree here. They fired Gregg Williams as well without a chance to prove himself over time. NFL HCs don't just quit, there is way too much money involved. Mularky was pressured to play Losman as Mooch was pressured to play Harrington. Their fates now tied, I just don't understand the path of some franchises like these two and the Raiders. You gotta have the personnel and you have to have support from your bosses. It's just like any officespace in America. Only this one is for all of us to see and comment on. Too bad for Mularky.
 
Local papers spin it as saying Mularky resigned because he did not like the diffuse power structure in place. Wilson lives in Detroit. The de facto GM, Modrack, lives in Florida. He reportedly did not like this setup and believed that it would be hard to win that way. So he resigned. Again, reportedly, Wilson and Levy tried to talk him into staying.As for replacements, Def Coordinator Jim Gray was mentioned. As was Hazmatt. Several of the other hot coordinators were mentioned as well.

 
In my 14 team dynasty I just traded my 1.5 rookie pick in this years draft for Willis. I'm happy.
1.5 rook pick for a 1st round dynasty pick like Willis, the other guy is stupid. Good rape job. :boxing:
Naw, we aren't stupid, we just won the league this year and are playing for a free for a few years and have decided to gut and start over. I love Willis, but my partner hates him so we had to compromise. Sofa got a good deal, and his team is now a contender. We could have had more for him, but we want to build a younger team that we both agree on.
 
Nothing like pushing a guy out after one bad season, despite playing it with a new, and very bad QB, losing their leader on defense, and coming off of what was a very good 2004 finish.

Stupid franchise.
I don't agree with Capella all that often but I agree here. They fired Gregg Williams as well without a chance to prove himself over time. NFL HCs don't just quit, there is way too much money involved. Mularky was pressured to play Losman as Mooch was pressured to play Harrington. Their fates now tied, I just don't understand the path of some franchises like these two and the Raiders. You gotta have the personnel and you have to have support from your bosses. It's just like any officespace in America. Only this one is for all of us to see and comment on. Too bad for Mularky.
#1. Once the coordinators and coaches start getting axed, it is no longer Malarkey's team. I agree with him leaving, I would too. #2. Gregg Williams had three full years to get things organized and he did not make it happen. How long do you give a head coach to show progress? 5-6? Williams was a BAD head coach in Buffalo, PERIOD. I know, I heard it every day.

#3. Well the Front office paid ALOT in picks and money for Losman. It was idiotic for them to switch out, good or bad. We STILL don't know what Losman is all about. And to be honest, the Bills play calling was horrible... just horrible. They are heading into another year of mediocrity because they just dont know... no one does. Holcombe can hold down the fort, but Losman has the game breaking potential with his arm and legs. Either you start Losman or see if you can restructure and send him packing or something. Its not fair to the Fans or Losman.

#4. With Levy in the front office, Malarkey's coaching would be under even more scrutiny. "Why did you do that, I mean MARV would of never did that!" Beleive me, it will happen.

#5. Malarkey was a media misfit. Never telling the real story... giving out crappy info. Very unpleasent or personable. I am not sad to see him go.

I am hoping for haslett. Yeah I know all his knocks, but he just seems like he is the guy that belongs here.

 
I said it two years ago and I will say it now- It all went down hill when WM was drafted. Leave it to Marv- he is the man. Step back and let him work his magic...

 
This might not be worth much, but one of my co-workers is very close friends with a few former Badger players, the closest with Buffalo's Jason Jefferson. The word from him along with a couple of Buffalo players is that this was an enormous shock to the team. None of the players saw this comming. It sounds like some of the players are really questioning what the hell is going on in Buffalo.

 
I dont see it as a shock. Malarkey brought in his people and some of them got axed. Then they expect him to sit around and take whoever the front office hires. I would of left myself.Clear house and start again. A new Era, yet again. Hopefully with much better media relations and no double speak and such.

 

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